FIR filed against Bihar toppers for cheating, forgery

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New Delhi : A FIR has been lodged against three Bihar toppers of class XII school board exam and a college Director on a complaint filed by the state education department, said Bihar Police.

The action came after Chief Minister held a high-level meeting with his ministers and directed concerned officials to probe in the matter.

State Secondary Education Director Rajiv Ranjan Prasad on Monday lodged a criminal case against three students — science toppers Saurabh Shreshtha and Rahul Kumar, and arts topper Rubi Rai — and the director of VR College of Vaishali at the Kotwali police station in Patna.

Saurabh, Rubi and Rahul are science and arts toppers who failed to answer basic questions that the board had asked in their retest.

They have been booked under relevant sections of IPC including section 420 (cheating), 465 (forgery), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document or electronic record) and 120B (criminal conspiracy).

A SIT has been asked to file the report within 10 days to the state police chief.